Have you ever experienced so much during one season that it left you just about speechless? You tried to explain your emotions to a confidant and the words would not fall into place. Then you eventually reach a reality that concluded that you yourself could not understand your haughty emotions. When you are experiencing a … Continue reading Trust God to Rescue You from Your Torment!
Life events can shift us into an emotional storm, causing us to feel the anxiety of the aftermath. It is when anger hits like a tornado, tears fall like scattered showers, outrage drowns like a hurricane and mental shock has the same effects as a bolt of lightning touching the brain. Are these emotions normal? … Continue reading There is a Time to Love and Hate
We live in a world where it is pretty much considered a norm to be labeled by social stigma. Those affected often tend to internalize these negative and unfair beliefs that others have about them. In my book of memoirs, I talk in depth about how the effects of stigma hinders many people from enjoying … Continue reading Being Resilient in a Stigmatized Environment
You have probably heard the phrase “Take life one day at a time”. But depending on what's going on in your, life getting through one day can seem extremely challenging. I recently posted on how we can take control of anxiety and fear that fights to manage our lives. And when I am starting to … Continue reading One Hour Leads to One Day
How do you view unpleasant events when you are having a not so good day? A ‘bad’ day can happen to anyone right? Or do tragic things only occur in the lives of certain people? You might think or feel as though only bad things happen to you or that you are some how destined … Continue reading Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes
If you are a parent; single, married or divorced, you know just how challenging it can be to juggle schedules. Getting your day off to a good and positive start can make the difference between keeping your sanity or losing it! Recently, I heard two messages reminding me and others how important it is to … Continue reading Including God in Your Kids Schedule
I thought I would re-post this from last year (August 2016) since it is that time of year again…Back to School!
School is back in session. Good news, right?
May be not for those who are finding it hard to deal with separation anxiety. And it is not just the toddlers starting school for the first time that are affected by this, but parents too.
Trust me, I know.
But as parents have been anxiously running from store to store checking off everything on their child’s shopping list, making sure they are prepared for school on the first day, clothes and supplies may be the least of your back to school worries.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder– “a mental condition marked by periods of extreme and impairing changes in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior” (DBSA).
Just as mood disorders are real in adults, children are also faced with behavioral challenges.
Yes, it is quite normal for all children to experience the phase of acting out, being rebellious and testing parental authority. But…
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As another school year quickly begins, preparing children for that first day is the main thing on the mind of parents right now. The traditional To-Do list consists of shopping for school supplies and clothes, making beauty and barbershop appointments and organizing carpool and pickup schedules. All of these are important to making sure youth … Continue reading Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health
You have probably heard the cliche or saying that goes “If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans.” Are you willing to confess that you have been guilty of this? Confession: I’m guilty as charged! Is there really anything wrong with planning for the future? Every successful person had to adequately … Continue reading Yielding to God’s New Beginning
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference, “Suicide and the Black Church” that was hosted by a local church. The fact that it was created and coordinated by a church impressed me. During one of the breakout sessions, one of the facilitators informed attendees about a documentary film called "Mind Games" … Continue reading Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health